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Rod Blagojevich: 'I'm Blacker Than Barack Obama'

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In an interview in the February issue of Esquire, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich continues his quixotic campaign to prove he was innocent in the pay-to-play scandal that led to his resignation. In the process -- particularly when he's talking about President Obama -- he has some characteristically dubious things to say.

"David Axelrod called me the day after John Kerry lost to Bush . . . and he said, 'You need to think about running for president in 2008. A new face from the Midwest to challenge Hillary Clinton,' " Blagojevich claims.

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